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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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(CFDA No. 84.055)


Legislation: Higher Education Act of 1965, Title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1133 -
1l33b.) asamended, Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (P.L. 97-35,
Title V, Section 516 (h)). (Expires September 30, 1985)

Funding Since 1980;

Fiscal Year                    Authorization                       Appropriation

1980                                $28,000,000                             $15,000,000

1981                                   35,000,000                                23,000,000

1982                                  20,000,000                                14,400,000

1983                                  20,000,000                                14,400,000

1984                                  20,000,000                                14,400,000

Purposes: The program provides Federal support for (1) the planning,
establishment, and development of cooperative education projects in higher
education institutions to demonstrate or explore the feasibility or value
of innovative methods of comprehensive institutional cooperative education;
and (2) research into methods of improving, developing, or promoting the
use of cooperative education programs in institutions of higher education.
Cooperative education programs have alternating or parallel periods of
academic study and employment related to the student's academic program or
professional goals.

Eligibility: Accredited institutions of higher education and consortiums
of such institutions. Other nonprofit agencies and organizations are also
eligible for training and research grants.

A.   Goals and Objectives

During FY 1984 the Department's principal objectives with respect to this
program were to:

o Stimulate institutions to initiate school-wide cooperative education
for all students.

o Stimulate the development of cooperative education programs for newly
participating institutions.

o Provide training grants to assist faculty members and administrators to
design and implement cooperative education programs and to emphasize
the improvement of training techniques.

of about 800 academic year fellowships; about 14 percent of the